noun, plural con·tu·ma·cies.
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Dubut of Caen was involved in the trial of the Chauffeurs of Mortagne, in 1809, and sentenced to death for contumacy.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z|Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
Mazzini and five more, who escaped, were sentenced in contumacy to death; others were sent to long terms of imprisonment.The Life of Mazzini|Bolton King
I fear that your long silence and delay on this head is construed into contumacy and resistance.History of Prince Edward Island|Duncan Campbell
If they refused to answer, they were punished for contumacy; if they complied, they were punished for Nonconformity.Memorials of the Independent Churches in Northamptonshire|Thomas Coleman
Eighteen years ago he was condemned in contumacy for conspiracy against the life of the late King.The Eternal City|Hall Caine